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“Worst hotel in my life”
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Crystal Hotel
Ranked #1,061 of 1,171 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed November 3, 2006

We were in Istanbul for a conference and expected a decent 4 star hotel (as it is advertised as). What we experienced was appalling.

The reception staff ignored us when we arrived and were extremely rude when we were eventually acknowledged. Rooms were huge with either 2 single or even 3 single beds. However, the mattresses felt like wood! The water in the toilets was cloudy and the sewerage system was not in the best working order (lets just say there was "debris" in the WC). The shower wasn't working in one of our rooms and so the person had to have showers squatting.

Even when we told them we were leaving them after 1 night (we moved to the much nicer Conrad Hotel), they were indignant and unrepentant and still rude as ever! Turkish people are delightful and extremely friendly, but this hotel certainly did not do its tourism any favours!

Stayed: September 2006
4  Thank Londoner1
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Reviewed October 17, 2006

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Zolushka
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Reviewed October 10, 2006

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with family
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1  Thank PensionerPete
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Reviewed July 5, 2006

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4  Thank marmooraz
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Reviewed June 26, 2006

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2  Thank mppozuelo
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Reviewed April 24, 2006

  • Stayed: April 2006, traveled on business
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4  Thank ayaarlos
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Reviewed January 24, 2006

  • Stayed: January 2006
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Additional Information about Crystal Hotel

Address: Receppasa Caddesi No 7 | Taksim, Istanbul 80090, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#273 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#514 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $47 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Crystal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 185
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Also Known As:
Crystal Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Crystal Istanbul

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